LoCITY 3rd annual Conference - Kempton Park

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Prime Minster ‘zero emission by 2040

IOC in West London for the LoCITY Kempton Park showcase event for the road to zero emission.

Sept 5th - early morning roads full as school is back, IOC chair Carl Lomas was at Heathrow for the Kempton Park, third LoCITY TfL annual conference.

The IOC team were hands on all things alternative fuel, Van / HGV and policy across the board for LoCITY hosted by TfL. Fellows, including Rob Scott GLH, Sam Clarke Gnewt and Addison Lee Kevin Valentine met Tracey Worth for the LoCITY conference seminars.

Free to attend, seminars, bacon sandwich start, lunch free and car parking. A ride-and-drive event and an interactive debate on the day rich in LowCVP and chaired by Andy Eastlake.

This year's conference is delivered by GreenFleet and IOC are here to give you a full express final mile update.

Take a brief look at the live headlines and walk the vehicle gallery below.

09.00 – 10.00: SESSION 1 – Planning for a low-carbon future

CHAIR: Andy Eastlake, Managing Director, LowCVP

Phil Killingley, OLEV: The ‘Road to Zero’ Strategy

The Prime Minister's statement, ‘zero emission by 2040’ - the govt is behind this; it's not just about the environment, this is about seizing the market for mobility, Benefits across whole costs of transport and energy security, reducing our dependence on oil and using our electric grid. The grid is changing with dispersed generation and renewable energy. Road to zero, 46 categories on the agenda. Our ambition is zero emission heavy goods vehicles. The technology path for this is not yet clear, electric, range extenders, gas and synthetic fuels, we must tick the commercial boxes to make this work. Measures for road to zero strategy: 15% fewer greenhouse gases by 2025. Plug-in van grant to include heavy goods vehicles. Tax system has amendments coming for more environmentally-friendly vehicles. Future vehicles with Highways England: options for huge batteries or ancillary infrastructure? To finish, changing the regulatory framework for zero emission.

Christina Calderato, TfL: LoCITY, ULEZ & TfL’s Freight Action Plan

LoCITY is about communication, addressing the needs of the commercial sector, showcasing availability of alternative fuels and vehicles. LoCITY delivers the Mayor's transport strategy towards low emissions. LoCITY runs until mid 2020, the tools include infrastructure maps, commercial vehicle finders, fleet advice tool, fact and finding tools, and engagement through the road shows. There are many free resources on the LoCITY web site. LoCITY is ready to take a breath, focus and tailor a support function for those who are already on the journey to zero emission.

Paul Wilkes, FORS: Environmental Standards

Alan Braithwaite, Cranfield School of Management: The Last Mile

We are travelling less to shop’ ‘We need infrastructure to make last mile work’

The myths and statistics; vans are the fasting-growing vehicles in the sector, with over 70% growth in mileage covered, moving faster than the economy. E-commerce van delivery is growing at nine per-cent, it's about a van park and measuring the miles but e-commerce is not blocking the roads. There is no data on what vans are doing, no one has measured the vans.

Allan talked about his RAC foundation paper on research from Barking and Dagenham geographic -  vehicle types and what segments the vans are servicing. Freight profile is different in clusters even within the boroughs; are these vans sustainable on the last mile?, parking issues, congestion issues, emission issues.

The policy implications -  sustainable long-term? one size regulation will not fit, The cluster concept is right; we must look across boundaries of boroughs. TfL strategy of 'avoid the journeys'; re-timing will work, we must get this right.

The big conclusion -  we need infrastructure planning to make last mile work. The last mile is not independent, it has a first mile and stem mileage, from depots and all the stuff inbetween.

"Using micro hub infrastructure, the e-bike can match the small van for delivery success. My opinion is scalability can apply, micro hubs may not be compatible, you will need a number of micro hubs, they may not be internally compatible. It needs a new business model, but the sector is bad at business models, we need to do it better. 450 thousand vans enter the North and South Circular every day!"

10.30 – 11.30: SESSION 2 – Transitioning towards a low-carbon business

CHAIR: Andy Eastlake, Managing Director, LowCVP

Dean Hedger, Alphabet: The transition to a Commercial Fleet & End-of-Life/Remarketing

Sarah Maxwell, City of London Corporation: Electric RCV: Fact or Fiction?

The City of London has the most polluted air in a single square mile, yet we have a no diesel policy. We are Gold-accredited in FORS and our city square mile has some of the most polluted air. The City of London transport fleet is very diverse, from lawn mowers to the Lord Mayor's limousine. We began alternative fuel with electric on milk float vehicles, today we have a no-diesel policy in vehicle purchase, we have full-electric trucks, we have trialled the Johnson electric sweeper running on eight hour shifts, we have trialled the Mercedes lithium bin truck and the LDV fully-electric van and are looking to see if this could become a minibus. We have looked at a Tesla as a future Lord Mayor's car.

Marcus Helliwell, IKEA: Five thousand trucks The road to zero emissions by 2025

As ULEZ arrives, we need to continue to deliver to our clients and meet the environmental targets. Today we only run Euro 6. We have some electric, including E-fuso in London. IKEA hosted an EV education day last week for our transport teams across our store locations. There is not one answer; payload, range and infrastructure are all separate issues, we need to focus on what we can achieve. Vehicle availabilty is low, we are working with a variety of suppliers and trying to achieve 25% EV in London by the end of 2019.

Mark Barrett, LDV: Integrating electric vans & IKEA

'The whole life cost for electric is not as scary as you think.’ LDV back in the UK from 2016, Integrating electric vans, China is leading the world on electric vehicles. ‘It's important the customer understands the electric vehicle and we can help you understand the infrastructure at your site. We do a full survey and look at the chargers you need for your workload and shifts. We have 300 EV80 vans in service in Europe today. 56kW battery installed with a payload over a tonne and other options on the chassis. Not everyone has three phase electricity.’ Mark talked AC and DC charging and what clients may really need.

Vehicle Gallery

updated live on Wed 5 Sep from 9am - check back for more


IOC Fellows

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IOC CEO Tracey Worth with Kevin Valentine, Addison Lee


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GLH Rob Scott and LoCITY Donata MacCrossan with Tracey Worth and Kevin Valentine


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Gnewt Menzies Sam Clarke with GLH Rob Scott
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